Reports from Hancock and Beyond

Drones in US: Should We Question Who Really Benefits?

by Ed Kinane, Reprinted from Truthout.org On December 30, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designated six US regions as test sites for the domestic development of drone technology. One of those regions includes Syracuse, NY, my hometown. We “host” the Hancock Air Base 174th Attack Wing, now piloting weaponized Reaper drones over Afghanistan. Here in the United States, the multibillion-dollar drone industry generates an enormous amount of hype. Various corporations stand to make huge profits, not only from ongoing military contracts,

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Press Release, 12 Free on Valentines Day

Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters Released from Jail February 14 In a week in which the National Security Administration’s role in the assassinations of drone victims was revealed, Pakistani anti-drone activist Kareem Khan was freed after being abducted from his home and President Obama is considering a drone strike on yet another U.S. citizen, the twelve sentenced members of the Hancock 17 Drone War Crime Resisters were released from the “Justice” Center Jail in Syracuse, NY on Friday, February

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Press Release: Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters’ Verdict

Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters’ Verdict Is In! All found guilty of disorderly conduct but acquitted of trespassing; Order of Protection extended 2 years; Judge decides to ‘send a message’ On Friday, February 7, Town of DeWitt Court Judge David Gideon found twelve of the Hancock Drone War Crimes Resisters guilty of disorderly conduct, but acquitted them of trespassing.They had gone to Hancock Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, NY, on Oct. 25, 2012, to bring a Citizens War

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Dan Burgevin Reads Elliott Adams’ Closing Argument w/Transcript

Closing Argument in the Case of Hancock Protesters from October 25, 2012 by Elliott Adams, Presented January 31, 2014 Your honor we are here before you as ordinary concerned citizens. Maybe we are citizens who feel the responsibility of democracy more strongly than the average but still just being citizens. We believe we have a tangle connection to our government and we have a responsibility to mold our government to serve the needs of the people.

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Mary Anne Grady’s Closing Argument wi/Transcript

Closing Argument in the Case of Hancock Protesters from October 25, 2012 by Mary Anne Grady-Flores, Presented 01/31/2014 I begin with the prayer that the non-violent witness, to stop the killing of other brown people on the other side of the world by drones at Hancock, be an offering to the healing begun by the Two Row Wampum Renewal, reminding us to honor treaties made with the Six Nation Confederacy, here, and honor the global treaties created for peace for

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